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Cover Reveal! Retribution by Virginia Brasch

Today is the cover reveal for Retribution (The Artemis series #1) by Virginia Brash!
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Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: February 10

Blurb:

An eye for an eye. Bailey Russell is an assassin on an Artemis Agency assignment that is both business and personal: take out Amir Fahad, the arms dealer, who killed her partner. She’s put together an ideal plan that includes using herself as bait. Grieving the loss of her former partner and her team’s faith in her she vows the only way this mission ends is in death: hers or Fahad’s.

A dangerous web they weave. British Intelligence Operative, Ben Ambrose, is married to his job. And for the past three months that has meant living undercover as part of Fahad’s crew. Three month’s work blown when he feels compelled to risk his life to protect Bailey and her friends from Fahad’s men.

The best laid plans. Bailey’s plan ruined. Ben’s cover blown. Their entire professional lives consist of lies and subterfuge, but there’s one thing Bailey and Ben can’t hide from each other, their growing attraction. Still, each wants to complete their mission at all costs: personal and professional.

Payback’s a bitch and this time her name is Bailey.

You can add Retribution to your to-read list on Goodreads

Excerpt:

“Well,” Bailey smacked her hands down on her thighs. “I’m beat.” She looked around the plain room and avoided meeting his eyes.

Ben stood from his chair and scooped up his bag as he moved toward her. “Me, too.” He dropped the bag next to the bed, pulled one gun out, and sat next to her on the cot.

Bailey shot him an odd look. “What are you doing?”

He leaned back, brushing her arm as he did so, and pulled his long legs up, maneuvering them around her until he lay flat on the cot. He moved close to the wall.

“We should sleep if we have the time, and apparently, with your team running things, we have the time,” he teased.

He was practically taking up the entire bed, leaving only the space where Bailey was currently sitting. Her face looked so furious he wanted to laugh.

She turned on him. “Well, since I did all the heavy lifting this evening I think I should get the bed,” she said.

Ben let out a snort. “I carried that guy, too.” He patted the small space next to him. “But I can share if it means that much to you,” he said with a grin.

She shot off the bed lightning fast, standing straight up, and staring down at him with her mouth slightly agape. She got his full meaning all right.

He still didn’t trust her at all, that was the truth, but he was game for getting some things out of the way and off his mind once and for all.

She was a distraction. He found himself thinking about her, looking at her, when his thoughts should be elsewhere. If he could have her now, satiate his growing need of her and be done with it, then he’d be able to focus. He’d be able to take a step back and see something other than her.

He slid his gun under his pillow and caught her eyes again. She looked hot when she was angry. Her face was flushed, her eyes were wide, and she was breathing hard, trying to regain some composure. She was fuming mad.

She was strong; she dragged a buck seventy-five of dead weight over sand. But Ben couldn’t shake the idea that she’d feel warm and soft anyway. She was lean but curved in all the right places just the same. He locked eyes with her, and his slow perusal of her body only seemed to infuriate her more.

“Get out of my bed,” she bit out.

Ben lay on his back, but his eyes were very much on Bailey, the gun under his pillow still held firmly in his grasp. He looked casual as if his head was resting on his bicep, but he was still at the ready. “I’m tired and going to sleep now.”

“That’s it.” Bailey stood and grabbed up the second gun from his bag.

Ben never turned. “Drop it now.” His deep voice was quiet.

“Absolutely not.” Bailey moved to sit in the chair he had abandoned. Her finger pointed accusingly at him. “You’ve got one on me, and I figure it’s only fair.”

“I don’t believe in fair,” Ben said with deadpan honesty.

She loudly slid the table closer to her, scraping the floor, and propped her legs up on it trying to find a comfortable position. She waved his gun back at him with a smile. “Neither do I.”

He turned only his head to look at her. “You pinch my gun and expect me to be okay with it?” His quiet voice and narrow eyes pinned her. “Fuckin’ hell.”

Everything had to be a fight with her! She even had his accent slipping he was so fed up. Princess is too good to share a damn bed? Or more specifically too good to share his bed? Then she took one of his guns. She probably can’t even hold the thing more than a few minutes. He was sure she was used to her little toy weapons and not that big piece of steel, dwarfing her hand.

She lounged back awkwardly on the chair with the table under her feet. It looked uncomfortable. Yet, that stubborn arse was sitting there practically smiling, pretending to be happy as a pig in shit.

She cracked one eye at him. “Cheers mate,” she shouted mockingly.

He moved his calloused thumb silently up, sliding the safety of his gun up with a soft metallic click. The quiet yet distinctive sound surprised him from his thoughts. Thoughts of regret. He should have shot her when he had the chance, free and clean. Done. His hand and mind were of an accord before he was even aware of thinking it.

And he was right; the gun was far too big for her hand. He watched her reach for the safety with her thumb and fall short before having to do it two handed.
“Oh, my God.” Ben spoke the words in genuine disbelief.

“What?” She yelled across the small space.

He wasn’t sure what to make of this, but he had an increasing urge to laugh at her. “First time you’ve ever had anything that big in your hands, eh?”
She dropped her head down on the back of the chair as if going to sleep now. “You’re disgusting,” she mumbled.
Ben let out a contented sigh from the bed. “I wouldn’t feel too bad, sweetheart. It’s a lot to handle. You just need practice.”
“One more word, English, and I’ll shoot you.”

About the Author:

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Virginia Brasch, author of Retribution, the first book in the Artemis Series is making her writing debut. The married Pennsylvania native has an inherited love of books. Virginia was tired of reading stories about helpless damsels in distress and started writing about her own kind of heroine.

She snorts when she laughs, has an unfortunate fondness for karaoke, a growing collection of books, and is drawn always to the sea. She was also once hit in the head by a small sailboat’s boom and tossed overboard. This taught her the importance of expecting the unexpected. She enjoys dirty jokes and swears like a sailor though claims to be “****ing working on it.”

Virginia is an adventurer who lives a wildly exciting life. Afraid to fly, she travels infrequently. She gets excited to spend a night in reading or snuggle up watching a movie with her husband. She likes hanging out with her mom or tentatively venturing out with girlfriends, lured by promises of wine and laughing until it hurts.

“Life is short. Have fun while you’re here.”

She writes suspense with a romantic kick and fully believes heroines should be a bit brash. For more romantic suspense fun, or just for a chat, you can find Virginia on twitter (@Virginia_Brasch), Facebook( https://www.facebook.com/VBrasch), and her website (http://virginiabrasch.wordpress.com/). She encourages readers to go ahead and be a little bit Brasch.

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Posted by on 01/31/2014 in Cover Reveal

 

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Release Day Blitz: Red Rising

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RED_RISING_coverRED RISING by Pierce Brown
Published by Del Rey – Random House
Hardcover: 978-0-345-53978-6
Ebook: 978-0-345-53979-3

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“Ender, Katniss, and now Darrow.”—Scott Sigler

Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children.

But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet. Darrow—and Reds like him—are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class.

Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow sacrifices everything to infiltrate the legendary Institute, a proving ground for the dominant Gold caste, where the next generation of humanity’s overlords struggle for power. He will be forced to compete for his life and the very future of civilization against the best and most brutal of Society’s ruling class. There, he will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies . . . even if it means he has to become one of them to do so.

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About Pierce Brown

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Pierce Brown spent his childhood building forts and setting traps for cousins in the woods of six states and the deserts of two. Graduating from college in 2010, he fancied the idea of continuing his studies at Hogwarts. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have a magical bone in his body. So while trying to make it as a writer, he worked as a manager of social media at a startup tech company, toiled as a peon on the Disney lot at ABC Studios, did his time as an NBC page, and gave sleep deprivation a new meaning during his stint as an aide on a U.S. Senate campaign. Now he lives Los Angeles, where he scribbles tales of spaceships, wizards, ghouls, and most things old or bizarre.

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Almost Married by Roe Valentine Review

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

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Almost Married by Roe Valentine

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Realist, Dr. Carla Harris, believes that people create their own fate, through hard work and careful planning. She believes in playing things safe. But, while preparing for her upcoming nuptials she’s forced to confront the most reckless thing she’s ever done, her estranged husband, Jacob.

Idealist Jacob Moreau believes in soul mates, as much as he believes in saving endangered companies. When his long lost wife reenters his life seeking a divorce, he is convinced more than ever they are meant to be together. And he will do—and lose—anything to have her again.

She thought she had her life planned to perfection. He thought they made perfect sense together. Would marrying Jacob be the craziest thing she’s ever done, or divorcing him?

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Title: Almost Married

Author: Roe Valentine

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: 27 January 2014

Very good book. I couldn’t put it down. Roe is a great writer. The characters are well written. They are written in a way that everyone can relate to at least one of them. Love the plot. Would recommend it to anyone who loves a good romance story. 

 

About the Author:

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Roe Valentine was born into the right family. Not only does the name Valentine suit her, but her grandmother, unknowingly, introduced the young Ms. Valentine to her first romance novel. She hasn’t read anything else since. She calls herself a romantic at heart and believes that love conquerors all.

The San Antonio native, who now lives in Houston, attempted to write her first contemporary romance novel when she was nineteen years old. That attempt didn’t take, but her story has a happy ending. She kept pursuing the dream until she landed her first publishing contract. Almost Married is her debut novel.

When not busy writing or reading love stories, Roe can often be found in a yoga class or chatting with friends at her favorite coffee shop. Enjoying margaritas with some girl-talk isn’t unusual for her either. For a night in, she watches reruns of her favorite TV shows and, of course, romantic comedies on her Roku, usually with a glass of wine.

Roe Valentine also LOVES talking to readers. You can contact her in the following ways:

 

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/RoeValentine

Twitter – http://twitter.com/roevalentine

Goodreads – http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7406587.Roe_Valentine

Website – www.roevalentine.com

Email – info@roevalentine.com

 
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Posted by on 01/27/2014 in Reviews

 

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Cover Reveal! Bound and Unbroken by Skye Callahan

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Bound and Unbroken
by Skye Callahan
Release date: February 25, 2014
Genre: BDSM Romance

Synopsis:

Lena is about to discover pleasure in the things she can’t control.

To get even with her roommate for dragging her to a sports bar on a Friday night, Lena begins flirting with the handsome stranger who sits at the bar next to her. Their anonymous conversation leads to a shared cab ride, but Lena’s conscience puts a damper on the evening—leaving the near-fling to become a memory. Until she finds him roaming the halls of the school where she teaches.

When he reveals his desires, can she submit?

Eric’s only reason for returning to his hometown is to care for his recently orphaned nephew. He knew the return would involve dredging up his past with family and friends, but he didn’t expect a lone girl to capture his interest and offer an escape within his new life.

And will his binds be enough to keep her?

Note: This book contains explicit sexual content (including BDSM themes), graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: M/f anal, bondage, spanking, exhibitionism.

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Author Bio:

New Adult Paranormal and Urban Fantasy author of FRACTURED LEGACY, the first novella in the Darkness Bound Series.

I grew up in a backwater Appalachian Ohio town–it was a crazy little place that inspired my need to create new worlds in my head. I’ve been coming up with stories for as long as I can remember, and in elementary school I began writing them all down. My earliest stories were inspired by R.L. Stine and Christopher Pike, but as I grew up, I stopped writing.
I got married, moved away, and started working a regular job, but the allure of writing followed me, and a couple of years ago, I started writing again.

When I’m not spending time with the voices in my head, I work in business consulting and hang out with my husband and all of our furry family members.

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Website: http://skyecallahan.wordpress.com/

Twitter: Skye_Callahan

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Posted by on 01/21/2014 in Cover Reveal

 

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Heart of Stone by Christine Warren Review

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

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Ella Harrow is trying to carve out a normal life for herself. Well, as normal as an art geek with psychic abilities can hope for. As museum docent and gift-shop manager, Ella is able to keep her distance from people—and her powers in check—while surrounding herself with the artifacts she loves. But how on earth is she supposed to act normal when a thousand-year-old statue on the museum’s terrace suddenly comes to life?

Heart of Stone

Not your ordinary gargoyle, Kees has been asleep for eons, waiting for a portent of evil to wake him from his slumber. Kees isn’t a vision; he’s a bat-winged guardian created to protect the world from the seven demons of the Dark. Somehow, Ella triggered his reawakening. Maybe the demons have been unleashed? Maybe his heart is finally ready to be chiseled open? The fate of the world isn’t carved in stone…yet.

Great book. I couldn’t put it down. It’s the start of a great new series by Christine. If you have read her The Others series you won’t be disappointed with the new series. I love that this series features gargoyles. It’s going to be a very interesting series to read. I would highly recommend it to others. 

Author Bio

Born and raised in coastal New England, Christine Warren lived in the South and the Mid-Atlantic before hopping to the other side of the country to take up the life of a transplant in the Pacific Northwest. She completely bypassed those states in the middle due to her landlocking phobia. Hmm, need to research a scientific term for that…

When not scrambling frantically to complete her latest writing project, Christine spends most of her time as a crazy animal lady, hanging out with her dog Levi (he’s the one with the hair) and pretending to train him to have some manners. She also hangs out with her horse, Cal—a thoroughbred with a craving for strawberry licorice twists—her goddog, Merlin; and her best friend, fellow author Hannah Murray. In addition to playing with her pets, Christine’s hobbies include identifying dog breeds from photos of their underbellies, appreciating fine and not-so-fine wines, shopping for the perfect pair of Christian Louboutin shoes, and most of all reading things someone else had to agonize over.

She enjoys hearing from readers and can be reached via email sent to Christine@christinewarren.net or by postal mail to Christine Warren, PO Box 871900, Vancouver, WA 98687-1900.

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Posted by on 01/20/2014 in Reviews

 

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Dark Heat by Donna Grant Review

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

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The Dark Kings are sworn to defend an ancient legacy of dragon magic. But their fiercest challenge lies in the modern world, where a woman’s love conquers all. These are their stories.

This book contains the first 3 Dark Kings prequels + a bonus story, “Passion’s Claim”:

“Dark Craving”

Fueled by ancient magic—and enflamed by human desire—the Dragon King known as Hal can transform himself at will into one of the legendary winged creatures he is sworn to protect. But one thing he can never do is fall in love…with a mortal woman.

“Night’s Awakening”

The dark immortal warriors were never meant to experience human desire. But when Guy, a member of an ancient order of shape-shifting warriors, meets Elena—a mere mortal whose beauty and blind ambition shakes him to his core—all bets are off…

“Dawn’s Desire”

For centuries, the Dragon Kings have hidden their shapeshifting powers from the world. But when a mortal enemy threatens to expose them, the warrior Banan must leave his secret lair in the Highlands to risk his life for the dragons within—and resist the temptations of human love.

“Passion’s Claim”

Banan has been waiting for centuries for someone like Jane. Guy knew it was love at first sight with Elena. Can two Dragon Kings commit to two immortal women for eternity? Or does fate have something else in store?

Donna is amazing. I couldn’t put it down. I love the world she created with these stories. The stories involve dragons living in the modern world and dealing with situations that they have to adapt to in order to survive. There is fantasy and romance. I look forward to reading more of Donna’s books. I would recommend this one to those that love a good book that is a mixture of fantasy and romance.

 

Author Bio

Donna Grant is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than forty novels and novellas spanning multiple genres of romance.

She was born and raised in Texas but loves to travel. Her adventures have taken her throughout the United States as well as to Jamaica, Mexico, and Scotland. Growing up on the Texas/Louisiana border, Donna’s Cajun side of the family taught her the “spicy” side of life while her Texas roots gave her two-steppin’ and bareback riding.

Her childhood dream was to become a professional ballet dancer and study under the amazing Mikhail Baryshnikov. Though she never got to meet Baryshnikov, she did make it to New York City and performed in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Later, Donna’s love of the romance genre and the constant stories running through her head prompted her to sit down and write her first book. Once that book was completed, there was no turning back.

Donna sold her first book in November 2005 while displaced from Hurricane Rita, a storm that destroyed portions of the Texas Gulf Coast. Since then, Donna has sold novels and novellas to both electronic and print publishers. Her books include several complete series such as Druids Glen, The Shields, Royal Chronicles, Sisters of Magic, Dark Sword, Dark Warriors, and her new series, Dark Kings.

Despite the deadlines and her voracious reading, Donna still manages to keep up with her two young children, four cats, three fish, and one long haired Chihuahua. She’s blessed with a proud, supportive husband who loves to read and travel as much as she does.

You can contact Donna any time. You can also find out more about her books on her site.

 

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Posted by on 01/16/2014 in Reviews

 

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Red Rising by Pierce Brown Review

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

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Release Date: January 28, 2014

Darrow is a miner and a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he digs all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of the planet livable for future generations. Darrow has never seen the sky.

Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better future for his children.

But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity already reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet. Darrow and Reds like him are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class.

Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow joins a resistance group in order to infiltrate the ruling class and destroy society from within. He will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies… even if it means he has to become one of them to do so.

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It was a very interesting read. I couldn’t put it down. It is well written. The characters are strong. I enjoyed reading it. I’m already looking forward to reading the next one in the series. Would recommend it to others who like to read intriguing stories set in the future. 

Author Bio

Pierce Brown’s first novel, RED RISING (Del Rey Books), debuts January 28, 2014. It is the first installment in The Red Rising Trilogy.

Pierce Brown spent his childhood building forts and setting traps for his cousins in the woods of six states and the deserts of two. Graduating college in 2010, he fancied the idea of continuing his studies at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have a magical bone in his body.  So while trying to make it as a writer, he worked as a manager of social media at a startup tech company, toiled as a peon on the Disney lot at ABC Studios, did his time as an NBC page, and gave sleep deprivation a new meaning during his stint as an aide on a U.S. Senate Campaign.

Now he lives in Los Angeles, where he scribbles tales of  spaceships, wizards, ghouls, and most things old or bizarre.

Note to the reader: Always feel free to contact him via his website, twitter, or facebook. He likes people. Except if you’re a trollish person. Then he merely puts up with you for the sake of manners and propriety.

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Posted by on 01/15/2014 in Reviews

 

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Runes (Book #1) by Ednah Walters Review

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Runes (Book #1)

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Seventeen-year-old Raine Cooper has enough on her plate dealing with her father’s disappearance, her mother’s erratic behavior and the possibility of her boyfriend relocating. The last thing she needs is Torin St. James—a mysterious new neighbor with a wicked smile and uncanny way of reading her.

Raine is drawn to Torin’s dark sexiness against her better judgment, until he saves her life with weird marks and she realizes he is different. But by healing her, Torin changes something inside Raine. Now she can’t stop thinking about him. Half the time, she’s not sure whether to fall into his arms or run.

Scared, she sets out to find out what Torin is. But the closer she gets to the truth the more she uncovers something sinister about Torin. What Torin is goes back to an ancient mythology and Raine is somehow part of it. Not only are she and her friends in danger, she must choose a side, but the wrong choice will cost Raine her life.

Runes is great. I couldn’t put it down. It’s well written. It has romance and a bit of mythology.  The interaction between Raine and Torin is great. It makes for a dynamic read. I would recommend it to those who love to read romance with a mixture of mythology thrown in. 

Author Bio

Ednah is the author of The Guardian Legacy series, a YA fantasy series about children of the fallen angels, who fight demons and protect mankind. AWAKENED, the prequel was released in September 2010 with rave reviews. BETRAYED, book one in the series was released by her new publisher Spencer Hill Press in June 2012 and HUNTED, the third installment, will be released April 2013. She’s working on the next book in the series, FORGOTTEN.

Ednah also writes New Adult paranormal romance. RUNES is the first book in her new series. She is presently working on book 2, IMMORTALS.

Under the pseudonym E. B. Walters, Ednah writes contemporary romance. SLOW BURN, the first contemporary romance with suspense, was released in April 2011. It is the first book in the Fitzgerald family series. Since then she has published four more books in this series. She’s presently working on book six.

You can visit her online at www.ednahwalters.com or www.ebwalters.com,. She’s also on Facebook,twitter, ya-twitter, Google-plus, and RomanceBlog, YAblog.

 

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Posted by on 01/13/2014 in Reviews

 

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#IWSG: New Year, New Goals

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Thanks to Alex for hosting this each month. Here is the complete list of participants.

Welcome to 2014! This year I hope to accomplish quite a few things. I have set some goals for the year that I plan to stick to if at all possible. The goals are as follows:

1. Edit vampire series (Blood and Water) to get it ready to publish whether traditional or self publish.

2. Work on shifter series (Fur and Fang). Also, come up with possible new title for said series.

3. Start work on Fae series( Dark Fury).

4. Star work on Horror series( Haunted Town). Title may change.

5. Write more short stories.

6. Post chapters to Wattpad to share with all you lovely people. 🙂

7. Write some Fan Fiction. I used to write Fan Fiction a lot. I have found it helps to write this when I’m having issues with writing the more original stories.

8. Take part more often in Blog tours(possibly put one or two together myself). Also, add a new monthly column to the site and have guest spots during the month. Thinking about adding a newsletter as well. 🙂

9. Start my own writing business(editing, etc.)

10. Go to writers conferences, take some writing classes, enter more writing competitions.

Well, that’s it for now.  Please feel free to share your goals and let me know what you think about the ones I’ve listed for myself. 🙂

 

 

 

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Cover Reveal! Music of Sacred Lakes by Laura K. Cowan

Today is the cover reveal for Music of Sacred Lakes by Laura K. Cowan

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Title: Music of Sacred Lakes
Author: Laura K. Cowan
Genre: Supernatural
Release Date: April 26, 2014

Blurb:

Peter Sanskevicz doesn’t belong anywhere. He doesn’t want the sixth-generation family farm his great great-grandfather unwittingly stole from its Odawa owners, and can’t continue his jobs serving “fudgies,” tourists in Northern Michigan who seem more at home than he is. He can’t seem to take charge of things or do anything but make a mess. Then, Peter accidentally kills a girl.

Seeing his life is at risk, his friend takes him to his uncle, a pipe carrier of the Odawa tribe, who tells him he must live by the shores of Lake Michigan until the lake speaks to him. Peter lives and loves and rages by the shores of the great lake, haunted by its rich beauty, by strange images and sounds that begin to pursue him through his waking and sleeping hours, and by the spirit of the dead girl, who seems to be trying to help him. One day, he finally finds an inner silence. And then, he hears what the lake has to say to him. A story about reconnecting with the source of your life and your joy, Music of Sacred Lakes gives voice to the spirit of the land and lakes that gave birth to us all.

About the Author:

Laura K. Cowan, The Dreaming Novelist, writes imaginative and compassionate novels that explore the possibilities of the world and the human condition through the connections between the spiritual and natural worlds and the fantastic and mundane. Her debut novel The Little Seer spent its launch week at #2 and #5 on the Kindle Bestseller List for free titles in Christian Suspense and Occult/Supernatural, and was hailed by reviewers and readers as “riveting,” “moving and lyrical.” Laura’s second novel, a redemptive ghost story titled Music of Sacred Lakes, and her first short story collection, The Thin Places: Supernatural Tales of the Unseen, will be available soon.A lifelong dreamer and modern Christian mystic, Laura draws from subconscious depths to bring the things we believe are impossible, spiritually and physically, into the world in a literal way, to bring the supernatural into the natural and help others come to see their infinite worth and the exquisite possibilities that exist in a world in which the supernatural is part of the natural order of things. Her mission is healing, truth, and love for a world gone mad for lack of them. Laura’s stories quite simply open the door to let heaven through, often in unexpected ways, to bless people to come into the fullness of their own lives.

Before writing fiction, Laura worked for years as an accomplished writer and editor in genres such as green tech, green parenting, and automotive media, and was called one of the best copy editors in the business by multiple colleagues, including late mentor David E. Davis, Jr., whom TIME Magazine called “the Dean of Automotive Journalism.” She was the founder of popular green parenting blog 29 Diapers, author of Ecofrugal Baby: How To Save 70% Off Baby’s First Year, and still serves as Road Test Editor for Inhabitat, the web’s largest green design blog. Laura’s work has appeared in Automobile Quarterly as well as on numerous parenting sites including BabyCenter, EcoMom, and Inhabitots. She has nearly 1,000 articles and blog posts to her credit, but is now happy to be writing fiction full-time. She lives in Michigan with her husband and daughter, who is already dictating her first stories to her to be published on construction paper.

You can find her on Twitter and LinkedIn, or connect with her at laurakcowan[at]gmail.com or on her website LauraKCowan.com. She can be found on Goodreads as well
 
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Posted by on 01/05/2014 in Cover Reveal

 

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The story world of a madman. I bring cookies.

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